This is just a funny little coincidence.

When I first mentioned publicly that I was thinking of running, someone contacted me through Facebook, let’s say a person named A. Forest (not the real name). I had no idea who this was, not even whether this was a male or female person. But A. Forest said to write once I officially announced and there would be a campaign contribution.

I wrote; received the check gratefully, and, while going door to door, typed out a thank you note on my phone to this my first contributing supporter. We started a little texting exchange but I put the phone away to knock on the next door.

“Hi, I’m Paul. I’m running for city council.”

“I’m A. Forest!”

We laughed, hugged and had a good twenty-minute conversation.